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    Necessity of feeding a mating nuc

    I am a hobbyist who plans to raise a few queens this spring in southwestern Montana. I intend to partition some deep hive bodies into 2 or 3 compartments for mating nuc purposes.

    My question is...
  2. Cutting down 9 1/8 inch frames for queen rearing

    Beekeepers:

    In Dr. Laidlaw's classic queen-rearing book, he advocates the use of deep 9 1/8 inch frames cut down to fit crossways in a standard 9 5/8 inch hive body. This can be done for several...
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    Candy boards: Construction detail

    I have used simple candy boards in the past with masonite bottoms. I would like to build a better board using fine hardware cloth. Can anyone tell me how to get the candy to stick on the hardware...
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    Re: Mating nuc - modified

    Sorry for mistakenly using the "9 frame" term --- yes, I should have clarified a division of a standard 10 (ten) frame deep box!

    Placing strips of shingle or tarpaper should do well on the top...
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    Re: Mating nuc - modified

    I don't understand what you mean by "caps"???? Please explain.

    Doug
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    Success rate for queen cells thru the mail

    Do any of you have any experience with queen cells received through the mail (I've noticed that 2 or 3 commercial queen producers are shipping them every spring. Do they require special handling? ...
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    Queen cells through the mail

    DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE WITH QUEEN CELLS RECEIVED THROUGH THE MAIL? BEFORE THROWING MONEY AT THIS RISKY OPTION, I THOUGHT I SHOULD HEAR FROM A FEW OF YOU WHO HAVE TRIED IT. THANKS FOR THE...
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    Mating nuc - modified

    I PLAN TO RAISE MY FIRST QUEENS NEXT JUNE. FOR MATING NUCS, I PLAN TO DIVIDE A STANDARD 9-FRAME DEEP IN HALF. CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN HOW I SHOULD MODIFY EITHER THE BOX(ES) AND/OR MY BOTTOM BOARDS SO AS...
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    Re: Queen rearing rookie with questions

    Thanks for sharing the excellent PDF file with me. I will study it and hope to gain further insight. I'll let you know how my first efforts go next spring.

    Best wishes.

    Doug
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    Queen rearing rookie with questions

    I am a hobbyist beekeeper in Montana who plans to raise my first queens in 2012. I am planning to use the "Austrialian cell punch" tool and divide deep boxes in half for mating purposes.

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  11. Need Help Organizing New Beekeepers Club In Montana

    Dear Sir:

    Presently I am in the early stages of establishing a new beekeeping club for western Montana. Having absolutely no experience with this sort of endeavor, could you please give me some...
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    New Beekeeping Club In Montana

    SIR/MADAM:

    I am presently attempting to organize a new beekeeping club for western Montana. As I have absolutely no experience with this kind of endeavor, could you please give me some basic...
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    Organizing Bee Club

    Dear Ms. Williams:

    I am presently in the initial stages of organizing a beekeeping association in southwest Montana. (I mean idea stage!). CAn you give me any concrete advice as to what needs to...
  14. Soliciting Interest In New Gallatin Valley Montana Beekeepers Club

    According to local sources, there are a number of avid hobby beekeepers in the Bozeman, Montana/Gallatin Valley area. It's high time that we formed an association! I am interested in making...
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    Afb

    BILL:

    Thanx for the info. I will check into this testing option.
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    Afb: Visual Identification

    I lost some colonies last Winter due to having used an antibiotic that was long out-dated. As the AFB wasn't as bad as it could have been, there were relatively few evidences on the combs (i.e....
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    How To Positively Id Afb

    I lost several colonies last Winter due to AFB 'cause the Tylosin I used was out-dated (bummer!). AS it was a relatively light case of AFB, neither is the odor very noticeable nor are there many...
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    Identification Of Afb

    I highly suspect that I lost several colonies last Winter to AFB due to having used out-dated Tylosin. Since it was a relatively light case of AFB, relatively few perforated cappings and/or foul...
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